Ticuna fishermen early morning on the Amazon River. IMAGE CREDIT: Mauricio Velez-Dominguez Increased funding for forest communities can transform global
Video: Communities Combat Coca Growers
Indigenous communities in Peru are using new technologies to detect and combat deforestation in their territories. Indigenous territorial monitors receive deforestation alerts from satellite data, speeding up their ability to detect and intervene against illegal deforestation. Communities Combat Coca Growers was produced by If Not Us Then Who? and Rainforest Foundation US. The video follows territorial monitors from the indigenous communities of Nuevo Saposoa and Patria Nueva who are putting the new technologies to use.
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Guyana’s indigenous peoples are pushing for revisions to the Amerindian Act, the federal law that outlines their rights. Proposed changes include the right to collective territory, and upholding indigenous groups’ land titling to fight extractive industries.
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